Female Personal Care Assistant

Ref: DP79

Location: Ford


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

Tuesday: 4pm-6pm. Thursday: 8pm-9pm. Alternate Fridays: 8pm-9pm Support Worker / Bank staff to cover any PA holiday and Sickness. PAs currently provide 3 visits a day.

Hourly pay rate:

£13.00 weekdays and £15 evenings

I am a 52 year old woman and I was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the age of 25 and am now quadriplegic. My likes include rugby union and I am a huge Queen fan (the band!). I’m a Royal Navy veteran with two kids, one 27 years old and one 24 years old and I have one who Beagle who belongs to my daughter.
I am now a full time wheelchair user and need a bit more help please. Your support will be very much appreciated.

Duties include:

  • Eating and drinking assistance
  • Moving and handling
  • Clinical tasks
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Bathroom assistance

  • I need to be fed and given a drink
  • Assistance with applying cream
  • General hair/skin care
  • Catheter care - (full training will be given)
  • Dressing and undressing/ helping with buttons and fastenings
  • Assistance with getting out of bed using a hoist

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • Own car may be beneficial due to my rural location


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9